Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, says it's necessary to be cautious about anything House Speaker Nancy Pelosi presents as a truth commission.
Pelosi on Thursday vowed to move forward with an independent inquiry into the Capitol riots on Jan. 6 that left five dead, including facts “relating to the interference with the peaceful transfer of power.”
Turner, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said Pelosi, after all, “said that the trial has happened for impeachment and now we have to find the truth.”
She admitted “that her rushing an impeachment article directly to the floor without any hearings, without any investigation, and then the presentation that was put on by the Democrats – it was largely just news stories and Twitter feeds – it doesn’t give us the answer or the truth,” Turner said during an appearance on Newsmax TV’s “Spicer & Co” Tuesday.
Pelosi in a letter to her Democratic colleagues promised to move forward with emergency funding legislation “for the safety of members and the security of the Capitol” after consulting with retired Gen. Russel L. Honoré, whom she had asked to examine security on Capitol Hill.
“Security is the order of the day: the security of our country, the security of our Capitol, which is the temple of our democracy, and the security of our members,” Pelosi wrote in the letter, adding that it was clear both from Honoré’s findings and “from the impeachment trial that we must get to the truth of how this happened.”